Celtics vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The first game of ESPN’s NBA double header on Wednesday will take place in Milwaukee where the Bucks will host the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Bucks cover as a 3.5-point home favorite or is there a better play on the board?
563 Boston Celtics (+3.5) at 564 Milwaukee Bucks (-3.5); o/u 229.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum is not on the injury report for Wednesday's game after sitting out Monday with an illness. Great news for Tatum and his fantasy managers, who will be able to hopefully salvage a three-game week out of their first-round pick.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee sprain) practiced on Tuesday and Mike Budenholzer expects him to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics. The Greek Freak missed Monday's win over the Pacers, which resulted in Pat Connaughton moving into the first unit with Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton doing the heavy lifting on offense. It'll be more of the same if he's out again tomorrow, but we'll have a better idea where he's at following Wednesday's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Celtics vs. Bucks Game Prediction
The over is 19-9-1 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and has cashed in five of the Bucks’ last six games overall. The over is also 5-1 in the Bucks ‘last six games as a favorite, is 6-2 in their last eight home games and is 20-8-1 in their last 29 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the over is 6-2 in the Celtics’ last eight games as a road underdog and 18-8 in their last 26 games coming off an ATS loss.
NBA PREDICTION: CELTICS/BUCKS OVER 229.5